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What Is A Mobile Hoist Used For?

A mobile hoist is used when people have mobility restrictions and are not able to move independently. Perhaps your carer is unable to lift you into a chair. This can be a difficult and tricky situation for some. Thanks to the mobility hoist, these problems are solved by aiding in the movement of the patient…

hydraulic passenger lift

How Does A Hydraulic Passenger Lift Work?

Hydraulic lifts work on the principle: to rise up, a pump pushes oil into the cylinder, pushing the piston up (which pushes up the lift car). To go down, the valve opens and oil is allowed back into the reservoir, pushing it back using the gravitational force of the hydraulic passenger lift car.  When the…

LOLER: What Equipment Is Covered?

What is LOLER? The LOLER regulations came into force on 5 December 1998. LOLER is the abbreviation of Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998. It is often referred to as the LOLER regs or LOLER 98 regulations.  LOLER regulations aim to reduce the risks to people’s health and safety from lifting equipment provided promoting…

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How did the dumbwaiter lift get its name?

What is a dumbwaiter lift? At this point, you might be slightly confused. A dumbwaiter lift is not an insult but rather a goods lift that helps improve efficiency within a restaurant or any other commercial kitchen. It is a small, often waist height, lift used to transport food and other equipment needed for a…